Conflicts Arise in Neighborhood Associations
As neighborhood associations meet and have events there are differing views on what's best for the neighborhood as a whole. Various community members come from different backgrounds and not always does everyone reach a smooth agreement. Our Neighborhood Initiatives and Environmental Services office understands that conflict arises within neighborhood associations. Below are some resources that may help neighborhoods when conflicts arise.
OC Human Relations Mediations Services
OC Human Relations provides conflict resolution services to Orange County Residents. They provide up to 8 hours of mediation service to Orange County residents at no charge.
What is mediation?
Mediation provides parties with a way to address a conflict situation before it escalates to the point that the parties go to court and/or personal relationships are destroyed. In mediation, parties work together in a non-adversarial process facilitated by the mediator to understand their different perspectives on the problem and collaborate to find a solution that can work for both of them. Mediation allows parties to focus on their unique set of circumstances and explore creative solutions in areas of disagreement.
To learn more about OC Human Relations Mediation Services visit their website at www.ochumanrelations.org/mediation-services/
Conflict Resolution Skills
Learn about the skills needed to help resolve conflict in a constructive manner. Information can be found on the causes of conflict, how to respond to conflict, and tips to manage and resolve conflict.